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WHAT IS ARCHITABI?

We offer consultancy and research on architecture, design and urban development. We are committed to introducing international architects and designers to Japan and to helping promote Japanese creators overseas. Our services extend to planning and organising research trips, curating exhibitions and coordinating photoshoots for commercial advertising. 

Please feel free to contact us.

Megumi Yamashita writer and architabi founder

MEGUMI YAMASHITA

 

Born in Yokohama, Megumi spent her childhood in India with her father, a broadcast journalist. She graduated with a degree in history at university, with the aim of becoming an archaeologist. However, after working in design industry and she thought, “I’d rather make a new world than dig up an old one.” On her travels to America and Europe, she was struck by the quality of the design, art, and museums, and she decided to study at an art college in the UK, and subsequently completed an MA in museum studies at UCL.

She took root in London, and began writing about the latest architecture and design in Europe, in the Japanese lifestyle magazine called 'Casa Brutus'. Since then, she has gone on to contribute articles to many Japanese and international publications for more than 20 years. 

Interviewed architecture/ artist 

 

Architects

Japan

Jun Aoki  

Tadao Ando 

Junya Ishigami

Arata Isozaki 

Toyo Itoh

Kengo Kuma

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Yasuhiro Suzuki 

Tsuyoshi Tane

Itsuko Hasegawa 

Kenya Hara 

Shigeru Ban 

Naoto Fukasawa

So Fujimoto

Terunobu Fujimori

Yasumichi Morita

 

 

UK

David Adjaye 

Assemble 

Ron Arad

Paul Williams(Stanton Williams)

Asif Khan

Peter Cook(Archigram) 

David Kohn 

Peter St John(Caruso St John) 

David Chipperfield 

Zaha Hadid 

Kathryn Findlay 

Thomas Heatherwick 

John Pawson 

Farshid Moussav 

Richard Rogers

 

Switzerland

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron 

Peter Zumthor

 

America

Frank Gehry

 

 

 

Designers

Tomoko Azumi 

Kenneth Grange 

Jasper Conran 

Terence Conran 

Paul Smith 

James Dyson

Marc Newson 

Margaret Howell 

Barber Osgerby 

Jonathan Barnbrook 

Sam Hecht 

Jasper Morrison 

Ross Lovegrove

Axel Kufus

Konstantin Grcic

Dieter Rams

 

Artists

Anish Kapoor 

Anthony Gormley

Jennifer lee

Damian Hirst
Anselm Kiefer